Dimensions: 5’8 19 1/2 2 1/4 26.7 L
ABOUT THE JS BLAK BOX 2 5’11
HYFI JS Blak Box 2 5’11’s are back in stock! Selected dimensions below will ship within three business days, with other sizes available shortly afterwards on a case by case basis.
NOW IN HYFI TECHNOLOGY
One of the most versatile surfboard models in the world, this is the board that gives you the greatest chance for maximum fun and peak performance in all conditions. It’s by far our most popular surfboard globally, and in HYFI, it’s only getting better.
Two years in the making, our patent pending Hybrid Fiber Diamond (or HYFI) is an exclusive multi-layer construction that feels like nothing else out there. Think of it as a futuristic exoskeleton for a surfboard that allows it to be lighter and stronger than ever before, while still maintaining the perfect flex for maximum performance. With the Blak Box II being a clear favourite for surfers chasing a board to rely on in everything from average summer beachies to peeling pointbreaks, it has the perfect blend of strengths to make it the ideal model for HYFI’s coming out party.
It creates speed instantly when the waves are small thanks to its fuller outline and low entry/exit rockers, yet still has the ability to handle when the swell’s up due to its subtle bottom contours and performance hip squash tail. All of these design features combine to create an incredibly balanced EVERY DAY ALL-ROUNDER. For the widest range of people, and the widest range of waves, the BLAK BOX II is your new best friend!
BLAK BOX II TEAM RIDER REFERENCE
ADRIAN BUCHAN (AB) // Height: 5’9 (175 cm) // Weight: 76 kg – 165 lbs
DUSTY PAYNE (DP) // Height: 5’10 (178 cm) // Weight: 80 kg – 176 lbs
JULIAN WILSON (JW) Height: 6’0” (183 cm) // // Weight: 80 kg – 176 lbs
JOEL PARKINSON (JP) // Height: 6’0” (183 cm) // Weight: 83 kg – 184 lbs
OWEN WRIGHT(OW) // Height: 6’3 (190 cm) // Weight: 86 kg – 181 lbs
MARK OCCHILUPO (OC) // Height: Height: 5’9 (176cm) // Weight: 90kg – 198lbs
Colours/Graphics may vary very slightly between the different size boards. When we have all the graphics we will update our website. These boards are that fresh!
HYBRID FIBRE TECHNOLOGY
The JS team is a legendary ensemble. From icons of style and World Champion power surfers to the most progressive leaders of the new gen, they’re at the forefront of it all. However, go-for-broke approaches mixed with the constant need to improve places an almighty demand on their equipment.
Imagine the strain put on a surFoard when Julian Wilson aGempts to land the biggest air of the year in a heat, or when Owen Wright plays cat and mouse with Cloudbreak’s guilloIne lip chasing a perfect 10. Pulling off stunts like this, both in compeIIon and freesurfing, can someImes end in favourite boards geOng broken aPer only a few weeks. With this in mind, the goal with HYFI was to give us an ultra-high performance board that would go the distance, even at team weight.
Drawing inspiraIon from the most hi-tech craPs in the boardsports world, we looked at everything from wind-surfers and racing SUPs to wakeboards and snowboards. Advanced manufacturing techniques allow the leaders in each of these fields to create incredibly consistent, well built and long lasIng products – three key components in the future of surFoard design. Seeking to go one beGer as always, a purpose-built factory gave us the perfect environment to develop our patent pending Hybrid Fiber Diamond. This breakthrough, now known as HYFI, is an exclusive mulI-layer construcIon that feels like nothing else out there. Think of it as a futurisIc exoskeleton for a surFoard that allows it to be lighter and stronger than ever before, while sIll maintaining the perfect flex for maximum performance. And what we’ve discovered is, it’s only made possible with this exact combinaIon of elements:
BUILT with cuOng edge materials
FUELED by constant innovaIon and refinements
PERFECTED through a specific construcIon technique pioneered by JS
We started with the most flexible base we could imagine, an EPS core with no stringer, and from there began the painstaking process of balancing strength, weight and flex. 100 prototypes with a range of different cores and materials, put together in every conceivable way. Adding carbon to areas requiring strength and rigidity, Olefin fibers to those needing more strength and flex, or a combinaIon of layers when neither would do the job exactly right. Design, develop, surf. Over and over. Endless updates and improvements to every liGle detail.
And now, it’s all paid off.
Welcome to HYFI.
More spring. More speed. More acceleraIon.
Combined with the complex layering process, the lightweight nature of HYFI translates to a staggering transfer of energy from surfer to board, without the typical “chaGer” associated with standard EPS construcIon. Our Hybrid Fiber Diamond Exoskeleton serves to maintain the explosive life of EPS, yet reduce any unwanted bounce, meaning it stores energy and releases it only when directed. In short? Unbelievably responsive.
As soon as he jumped on his first HYFI, Dusty was already raving about it, especially aPer scoring a near-perfect ride at Snapper on one in his very first CT heat of the year: “The projecIon you get from all the spring that it holds is incomparable. You can’t really match it with any other board! It’s easily up there with the most fun equipment I’ve ever ridden.”
Here’s more from Dusty: “At the start I was flying into the lip a lot quicker than I expected, but once I had that worked out, it was a massive bonus! You can look at places on the wave 2 that you wouldn’t have imagined geOng to before. With these boards and the projecIon they provide off the boGom, I was flying through secIons that I didn’t think I could make.”
HYFI has been pushed to its absolute limits, from giant airs in average waves to serious beaIngs in heavy water.
HYFI has been pushed to its absolute limits, from giant airs in average waves to serious beaIngs in heavy water. APer our extensive series of tests we know it’s 30% stronger than standard PU construcIon. But somehow, even the most impressive numbers don’t quite explain how a surFoard can survive being treated like it was by our team throughout the enIre R&D process.
HYFI has been thrashed by Dean Morrison in giant Indo barrels and taken through an enIre season of the best (and worst!) the Pacific can offer by Makua Rothman. For 18 months, the best prototypes were subjected to the airborne wizardry of Dusty Payne and the fluid power of Joel Parkinson. It’s been taken to World Tour stops around the world by Owen Wright and Julian Wilson, and withstood everything that the two of them have thrown down while chasing World Titles. It took our exact combinaIon of materials, layering processes, and exclusive construcIon techniques to create the incredibly durable exoskeleton we now know as HYFI. And aPer all of the above, they sIll looked brand new.
Now they’re ready for you.
20% lighter than standard PU construcIon, HYFI has been perfected at TEAM WEIGHT.
We weigh every single board, and the consistency is there for you to be confident that your new HYFI will be the exact same weight as whatever high-performance prototype is being ridden by Joel or Julian at the Ime.